Uncapped pacer Abu Jayed named in Bangladesh's 15-man 2019 ICC World Cup squad

Waseem Ahmed 12:14 16/04/2019
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A World Cup call up for Abu Jayed (c).

Uncapped pacer Abu Jayed found a place as Bangladesh announced their 15-man squad led by skipper Mashrafe Mortaza for the upcoming 2019 ICC World Cup in England.

The 25-year-old has so far played five Tests for Bangladesh where he has picked 11 wickets but is yet be capped at the ODI level. Jayed’s inclusion comes at the expense of pacer Taskin Ahmed who has been plighted with several injuries of later.

Taskin had missed Bangladesh’s recent tour of New Zealand with an ankle injury and the fast bowler has now seen his World Cup hopes dashed.

While Jayed is the surprise inclusion in the Bangladesh squad, there was also an ODI recall for batsman Mosaddek Hossain also making a return to the team for the first time since the Asia Cup in September, 2018.

While senior players like Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim have been plagued with injury issues of late, they have all been deemed fit enough for the World Cup which begins in England on May 30.

Along with the 15-man World Cup squad, the Bangladesh selectors also announced the team for the upcoming ODI tri-series in Ireland also involving West Indies.

Uncapped batsman Yasir Ali and off-spinner Nayeem Hasan are the two additions the squad for the tri-series in Ireland which begins in Dublin on May 5.

BANGLADESH 15-MAN SQUAD FOR WORLD CUP

Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan (vice-captain), Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahaman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed

BANGLADESH IRELAND TRI-SERIES SQUAD

Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan (vice-captain), Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed, Nayeem Hasan, Yasir Ali

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